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November 27, 2012 > PG&E awards community grants

PG&E awards community grants

Submitted By Tamar Sarkissian

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will distribute Power Your Community grants to 18 organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties this month, all thanks to nominations by supportive PG&E employees.

This is the second year of PG&E's Power Your Community program, which invites the utility's employees to apply for grants of $2,500 or $1,000 on behalf of schools or community organizations they're connected with. The employees' relationship with the organization can be anything from founder to former neighbor.

PG&E chose the recipient organizations based on their connection to the company's three community investment priorities - education, environmental stewardship, and community vitality. For example, some serve disadvantaged youth or homeless women; others spread messages of energy conservation or wildlife habitat preservation.

Recipients include: Earth Island Institute Inc., Climbing for Kids/Bay Area Wilderness Training, Bay Area Leadership Foundation, IMPACT Bay Area, Luna Kids Dance Inc., Mercy Retirement Care Center, United Roots, Alameda County Meals on Wheels Inc., Oakland Technical High School, Wardrobe for Opportunity, Babe Ruth League of Metropolitan Oakland, Capture The Dream Inc., K to College, Golden Oak Montessori of Hayward Charter School, Amelia Earhart Elementary School, Stand! Against Domestic Violence, Festival Opera Association Inc., Diablo Ballet and Hanna Ranch Elementary School.

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